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Archive By Author - Michael Wheeler


Agribiz: Early watermelon crop hits markets

Mother Nature is always in control. Sometimes that is a bad thing, and other times it can be a great thing.

June 20, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Educate yourself before raising backyard poultry

The economic uncertainty of today has spurned an increased interest in home gardening and canning or freezing food. There also has been interest from people in producing their own eggs and poultry.

June 15, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Keep lace bug from attacking

We have been getting a few calls about azalea lace bugs feeding on azaleas and rhododendrons.

June 08, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Poultry farmers get help lowering power bills

The practices that can help us save energy in our homes - like sealing leaks, insulating and updating cooling systems and replacing light bulbs - are also being used to make Georgia's prolific poultry industry more efficient, one chicken house at a time.

June 06, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Controlling snakes around your house

Few animals can evoke such an emotional response as a snake found in the woods or around the house. People have been attracted and repulsed by snakes ever since the dawn of time.

May 31, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Answering reader questions about the veggie garden

Question: What can I do to prevent insect pests in my vegetable garden?

May 25, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: US-India trade deal would boost poultry exports

There seems to always be something brewing with international trade. The United States and India have had a long-standing disagreement about India's policies on U.S. exports, especially agricultural products.

May 23, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: There’s nothing like a homegrown tomato

Home-grown vegetables are a staple for many Southerners during the summer.

May 18, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: How to control moss and algae in your turf

Occasionally turfgrasses begin to thin out and moss and algae begin to form. These primitive plants develop because conditions for growing dense, healthy turf have declined.

May 11, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Gov. Deal, Ga. leaders plan trade summit in Turkey

Hopefully more trade negotiations and explorations will open significant doors for Georgia agriculture and other industries. This could only mean good things for our area with poultry being a No. 1 export from the area to the rest of the country and world.

May 09, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Preventing blossom-end rot in tomatoes

I know it is a bit early in the season to be talking about tomato fruit diseases, but blossom-end rot is a disease that can be prevented with a little TLC.

May 04, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Whatever your needs, Extension Office is here to help

What do local farming, youth development, nutrition education and radon have in common? The answer is Hall County Cooperative Extension.

April 27, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


US-Columbia trade deal will boost agricultural exports

In the last Agbiz article, I talked about how the deepening of the port of Savannah would improve our ability to move products grown and made in the United States, specifically the poultry products produced in North Georgia.

April 25, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: 10 tips to save water in your landscape

Water is always a precious commodity and it seems that, in the South, we are only about two to three weeks from a drought. We are getting dry in places, so now is the time to think about how you can save water this summer in the garden.

April 20, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: When to fertilze the lawn

When it comes to common questions asked at the office, the one I hear most often is about lawns and when to fertilize them.

April 13, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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Clean and maintain your tools

Preventive maintenance is so important to any aspect of life, whether it's your health or equipment.

October 24, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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